IUPESM Fellow: Perry Sprawls

Prof. Perry Sprawls


Perry Sprawls, Ph.D., is a clinical medical physicist and educator in medical imaging physics and clinical applications. He is currently Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Radiology at Emory University in Atlanta, concluding a 45-year career advancing the practice of radiology and medical imaging with an emphasis on the education of physicians, physicists, and other imaging professionals supporting the effective application of the new and evolving medical imaging methods, especially mammography, CT, MRI, and digital radiography. The extensive collection of his work is designated as the Sprawls Resources and is provided without cost for all to use by the Sprawls Educational Foundation online at www.sprawls.org.

In his ten-year service as Founding Co-Editor in Chief of the Medical Physics International journal his major objective has been to provide publications to advance medical physics education around the world. In addition to creating and sharing educational resources for study and teaching his research and development in the medical physics educational process has resulted in two of the AAPM Annual Innovation Awards, developing the concept and methodology of Collaborative Teaching (2010) and the process of Clinically Focused Physics Education (2011). The continuing efforts are to develop effective education activities for the evolving and advancing medical physics applications in clinical medicine with an emphasis on supporting medical physics educators around the world.


For his contribution as Co-Editors-in- Chief (from 2013) of the IUPESM-supported journal “Medical Physics International”

Fellow Certificate

  • Prof. Perry Sprawls

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